Toshiba
SeagateST3000DM008

Release date: Q1 2013.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 345,157 user samples
307,148 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 894GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 291GB free (System drive)
Poor: 38% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 81st / 1015
38,009 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 60% 2TB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
80.3 % 96.8 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
148 MB/s 170 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+15%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
142 MB/s +4% 137 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s 0.69 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.83 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+13%
1.62 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
33 MB/s 77.8 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+136%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.56 MB/s 0.76 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+36%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
132 MB/s 168 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+27%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
190 MB/s 204 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
185 MB/s +2% 182 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.2 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+16%
1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
40 MB/s 88.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+121%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.7 MB/s 0.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+29%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
185 MB/s 203 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+10%
Market Share
Based on 17,697,933 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.27 % Hugely higher market share.
+581%
0.48 %
Value
Value For Money
62.3 % 111 % Much better value.
+78%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 85 % Much more popular.
+42%
Price
Price (score)
$37 Much cheaper.
+51%
$75
Age
Newest
77 Months 33 Months Much more recent.
+57%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 3TB
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The 1TB Toshiba DT01ACA100 is a 3.5" desktop hard drive. With a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and peak/idle power consumption of 6.4/3.7 Watts the DT01ACA100 is a reasonably power efficient desktop drive. The DT01ACA100 has peak sequential read/write speeds of 175 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 0.76/2.06 MBps. These figures produce an overall effective speed of 132 MBps which places it around the middle of the 1TB pack in terms of typical consumer performance. The larger capacity variants of this drive are both faster and offer better value for money[Nov '14 HDrivePro]

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The new 3TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST3000DM008) replaces its hugely successful predecessor, the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 2011 (ST3000DM001). Comparing performance between the two models shows that the newer drive has 12% faster sequential speeds, comparable 4K speeds, improved mixed sequential speed and reduced mixed 4K speed. Overall, the effective speed is 12% faster on the 2016 model. Since there is normally little price difference between the two models the 2016 version is the clear winner especially for use as a backup drive with its impressive sequential read and write speeds of nearly 200 MBps. See the current value leaders here[Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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